The four-alarm fire at Columbus Pallet Recycling was reported at about 4pm in the afternoon.
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) May 1, 2015
Thick black smoke has been billowing out across the city, with one fire official telling the Columbus Dispatch it's the worst she's seen.
— Tracey Carroll (@tc1057) May 1, 2015
By about 6pm somewhere between one-third and one-half of the city's firefighters were on the scene, according to Battalion Chief Tracy Smith.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) May 1, 2015
There have been some local road closures as well as closures of railroad tracks south of the plant towards which the fire was progressing.
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) May 1, 2015
Officials say they don't yet know how the blaze started, but that the plant is a "tinderbox" full of wooden pallets and propane tanks, some of which have been exploding.
— Jeremy Pelzer (@jpelzer) May 1, 2015
No injuries have yet been reported.
— Chris Bradley (@Chris10TV) May 1, 2015